I have a daughter who as about the same age and is also named Madeline , so this one hits kind of home for me.
23 year old Madeline Connelly of River Grove and her dog went for a hike in Glacier National Park in Montana five days ago,
That was the last that she was seen or heard from.
CBS 2 Chicago says that teams have been searching day and night for her and while they’ve come across her tracks, they still haven’t located her.
The tracks they found don’t reveal any sort of struggle, so they aren’t sure what happened.
Back in River Forest they held a prayer vigil the other night and I’m amazed by the strength of her Mom and Dad.
They say she’s an outdoors kinda girl and believe that she’ll be found.
There’s also headed to Glacier National Park to help out in the search as well.
My prayers are with this family!
UPDATE: Madeline Connelly has been found alive and was airlifted out yesterday afternoon. Her dog is OK too! She told rescuers that she stopped for water and then took a wrong turn when she tried to get back to the trail she was on.
Here’s Madeline talking about her ordeal…